Combining Indicators of Allophony

Abstract : Allophonic rules are responsible for the great variety in phoneme realizations. Infants can not reliably infer abstract word representations without knowledge of their native allophonic grammar. We explore the hypothesis that some properties of infants' input, referred to as indicators, are correlated with allophony. First, we provide an extensive evaluation of individual indicators that rely on distributional or lexical information. Then, we present a first evaluation of the combination of indicators of different types, considering both logical and numerical combinations schemes. Though distributional and lexical indicators are not redundant, straightforward combinations do not outperform individual indicators.
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Luc Boruta. Combining Indicators of Allophony. ACL-HLT 2011 - The 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Jun 2011, Portland, United States. pp.88-93. ⟨inria-00605804⟩

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